Today should have been a day out with some old friends from days in the Jacobite Mountaineering Club in Edinburgh but a poor forecast for Friday meant the A9 was potentially hazardous. The Edinburgh contingent were therefore conspicuous by their absence and only myself and my good friend Alan Dobie who also lives near Inverness took advantage of the much improved Saturday weather for a day out on the hills above Glen Feshie.
An easy day with the wind behind us in blue skies and sunshine, we walked from the Achlean car park, up Can Ban Mor, along to Sgor Gaoith, on to Sgoran Dubh Mor and then down by way of Geal Charn back to the forest below. We then met up with Alan "Ciao Ciao" Bailey for a pint in Newtonmore and a fitting ending to the day.
Looking down to the southern end of Loch Einich
Sgorr Gaoth with Braeriach on the far side of Loch Einich, Cairngorms
View south towards Carn Ban Mor. You can see the heavy loading of snow on the east facing slopes.
Looking down to Loch Einich with the corries of Einich Cairn on the far side
Another west facing slope best avoided.
Alan Dobie on summit of Sgoran Dubh Mor